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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Students in the Girls’ Division at Bolton School have been celebrating an excellent crop of A level results, including the setting of a new school record with 20% of entries being graded at A*. 78.4% of papers were graded A*-B and 92.8% of grades were at C or above, both figures being an improvement on the previous year. More than half (51.3%) of the grades awarded were at A*-A, up on last year and bucking the national trend which saw a slight decrease in these grades. Six in every ten girls achieved at least ABB grades.
Sue Hincks, Headmistress, said: “I am delighted that the girls have done very well indeed. We have the highest percentage of entries graded at A* that we have ever had and the overall pass rate is 100%, which we have only achieved once before in the past five years. I would like to thank the teachers, girls and parents for all the hard work which has gone in to these results.”
Seven girls achieved 3 or more A* grades. They were Katie Hurt (4 A* grades), Khamillah Mohammed (4 A* grades), Maddie Brownley (3 A* grades), Than Dar (3 A* grades), Imogen Ormston (3 A*s and an A grade), Sarah Richards (3 A*s and an A grade) and Ailish Taylor (3 A* grades).
Four girls will study at Cambridge or Oxford: Sarah Richards who will read Classics at Corpus Christi, Cambridge; Natasha Hall who will study Classics at Downing College, Cambridge; Than Dar who will read Medicine at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; and Katie Hurt who has a place at Corpus Christi College, Oxford to read Physics.
There were also many individual success stories across all subjects as students balanced their academic studies with extra-curricular interests.
The School’s Senior Lacrosse captain Ellen Dick was named the U18 Lancashire Captain early in the academic year, ahead of the Northern Counties Tournament. In February, she was selected for the Junior North of England Lacrosse squad for the second year running and took part in the Territorial Tournament. In her post as captain of the School team, Ellen led the squad to qualify for Division 1 in the National Schools' Championships. The team went on to make it to the quarter finals.
Meanwhile, swimmer Katie Nightingale competed at a national level with the City of Salford Swimming Club, which she joined when she was ten years old. She was also the School’s Senior Swimming captain, and led the team to achieve first place in the Bolton Town Swimming Championships, where she also won the individual 50m butterfly competition.
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